Bikes, Glacier Views, and Microbrews
Come join Cycle Alaska for an unforgettable guided exploration of the Mendenhall Glacier Valley via bicycle. Cap off the ride with a flight of beer at the premiere microbrewery in Juneau complete with stunning ocean views from the patio.
Shuttle Ride with Educational Talk!
Our guide will coordinate a meeting location for the tour. From here you'll enjoy a scenic 15 minute drive to the Mendenhall Glacier; learning facts about Juneau's culture, history, and wildlife along the way.
Arrive at the Glacier!
The tour begins at the Mendenhall Glacier. You will be given 45 minutes to explore the Visitor Center, Steep Creek Trail (boardwalk system), and the surrounding area on your own.
After taking in the Glacier Views and capturing some memories, you'll reconvene with your guide for the biking portion of the tour!
Pedal alongside old growth forests filled with Sitka Spruce, Devil's Club, and berries as you ride 8 miles through the Mendenhall Valley weaving in and out of the National Forest.
Take a quick break on the western shore of Mendenhall Lake where your guides will share their knowledge on the Tongass National Forest, the Juneau Icefield, wildlife, and anything else you'd like to know!
Our knowledgeable guides are happy to answer any questions!
Ocean Views and Alaskan Brews!
After completing the ride, your guide will accompany you to the premiere Microbrewery in Juneau, Forbidden Peaks Brewery. Sample a curated flight of beers brewed in-house and soak in the stunning harbor views after a job well done!
Not into beer? Never fear! They will have an alternative beverage for you!
Want a Cycle Alaska souvenir? We will conclude the tour at our Dock Shop across from Marine Park where you can snag some Cycle Alaska t-shirts, hats, and more!
- Will it rain during my tour?
Juneau is situated within a rainforest, so rain is never out of the question.
Fun fact: 2022 was Juneau's wettest year on record!
We provide rain jackets, pants, and gloves on our tours in the event of rainy weather.
- Are there any hills?
There is one small hill about 100 yards long. It is short enough that most people are easily able to bike up it. If you prefer, you can certainly get off your bike and walk -don't worry a guide will stay with you.
- I haven't ridden a bike in a while... Is that okay?
You know what they say: It's just like riding a bike! But in this case, it is. Our guides will help everyone get acquainted with their bikes and ensure you're set up for success. If you have questions, our guides are there to help!
- What if I don't want to ride anymore?
No worries! A van will follow alongside your tour for support. Feel free to hop in the van and your driver guide will provide you with the same excellent tour commentary and facts!
- Are there restrooms?
There is a "real" restroom facility at Chapel by the Lake: our starting point for the cycling portion of the tour. There are also restrooms at the midway point (un-plumbed) and the end of the cycling portion at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center (plumbed).
- How do I get back to my ship when the tour is over?
The tour ends with your beer tasting downtown near all of the cruise ship docks. Most will be able to walk out and enjoy exploring downtown just a few minute walk from your ship. For those guests that are at the furthest dock, we will offer a ride back or direct you to where you can catch a shuttle.
- Do you have E-Bikes?
We do not offer E-Bikes on our tours. Our rental location offers E-bikes for half-day and full-day rentals. Book online here: Rent a Bike